Setting up

1. Make sure the target website’s plan is Tier 3 on Shifter Dashboard.

2. Create an S3 bucket on your AWS account in AWS Console or AWS-CLI.

Create S3 bucket with accessing AWS console or using AWS-CLI.

  • Bucket name (required): Choose a name for your bucket, and input it here.
  • Region (required): Select your region from the dropdown menu.

In this sample, Bucket name is set as REPLACE-WITH-YOUR-S3-BUCKET-NAME, Region is US East (us-east-1).
Never forget to copy both values.

For more details for creating S3 bucket, please read and follow official document: Create a Bucket

3. Set bucket name on S3 Bucket field on Shifter Dashboard

Navigate back to your Shifter dashboard, then set the value as displayed below.

  • S3 Bucket: Input the bucket name you’ve created above
  • S3 Bucket Domain: Choose the same region as you’ve chosen above

4. Copy S3 bucket policy

Click [Next] button, Bucket policy will be shown.
Let’s copy code.

Sample policy

"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
"Effect": "Allow",
"Principal": {
"AWS": "arn:aws:iam::027273742350:root"
"Action": [
"Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::REPLACE-WITH-YOUR-S3-BUCKET-NAME"

5. Update S3 Bucket Policy

Back to S3’s console, paste copied policy, then click [Save] button right above the text area.

If you familiar with AWS-CLI, checkout Put bucket policy document for more details.

6. Connect Shifter to your S3 Bucket

Return to Shifter dashboard. Then, check the box that says [I’ve updated my bucket policy].

7. All set

8. Access logs are exported

After a bit, Shifter will export a log file to your ordered S3 Bucket.

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